Adult Adoptee Discussion Panel for Parents & Teens–September 15, 2018

Sometimes, as adoptive parents, we don’t know what we don’t know about the challenges our youth who have been adopted are facing. It’s not uncommon for tweens and teens to hesitate before sharing these experiences with parents—for a multitude of reasons.

What is just typical tween/teen behavior and what are adoption-related issues your youth needs help navigating? How can we best support our tweens/teens during this  already complex developmental stage?

Join us for a panel discussion of adult adoptees who will share their experiences and insights about:

  • Growing up in a transracial family
  • Identity
  • Searching for birth families
  • Bullying
  • School
  • Dating
  • Bonding

Parents are welcome to bring youth age 13 and up for this open dialogue. Please note, this discussion may include sensitive subject matter. Parents, use discretion in deciding if this event would be appropriate for your teen.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10am-Noon

New Berlin Public Library Community Room
15105 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI

$10 per adult  |  Free for youth
Youth MUST  be accompanied by an adult

Register online

 

Questions? Contact us at info@coalitionforcyf.org or call 414-475-1246

 

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